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Al Jazeera America
Nov 6, 2013 11:30am EST
story" is next. and check us out 24 hours a day on aljazeera.com. ♪ from washington. hello, i'm libby casey. it's gone on and on, and shows no clear end the war in syria between president bashar al-assad forces and a myriad of rebel groups and islamist fight whose want to see him out of power. there are talks while offering small help to rebels. many are expressing frustration over the situation on the ground, and they have their own political objective. as refugees suffer and the conflict grinds on where do we go from here? first this background. secretary of state john kerry is again this week working with middle east allies to keep attention on the syrian crisis. arriving in saudi arabia over the weekend chief ambassador was helping the relationship between the two countries. >> i particularly wanted to have the opportunity to visit with his majesty the king of saudi arabia, and i'm particularly grateful because i know that he is not seeing enormous numbers of people these days, but right now we have very important things to talk about to make certain that the saudi arabian
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
we have very important things to talk about to make certain that the saudi arabian u.s. relationship is on track, moving forward, and doing the things that we need to accomplish. >> washington's main arab ally has concerns with the approach to the conflict in syria. they acknowledge there are divergent obviously on how to end conflict, but the goal remains the same. >> even a limited strike will send a message to assad that no other nation can deliver. but a targeted strike can make assad or any other dictator think twice before using chemical weapons. >> but despite president obama's tough talk a strike never happened. instead the assad regime grayed to account for and aid in destroying it's chemical weapons stock pile. for the u.s. the condition in syria is status quo. meanwhile 2 million syrian versus fled their homes and more are displaced in the country as war conditions. rebels have lost ground to assad forces. neighboring nations are shaking under the weight of refugees, especially lebanon. it now has more than 800,000 syrians nearly a quarter of lebanon's population of $4 mil
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
. medical professional working with the u.s. military and intelligence services were forced to violate that oath in the treatment of terror suspects captured after 9/11. even though torture was banned by executive order in 2009 the report said ethical violations continue at the president in guantanamo bay where detainees staging hunger strikes have been forced fed. detainee abuse on the war of terror. it was funded in the open society foundation. since 2011 the u.s. department of defense and c.i.a. have had policies requiring guantanamo doctors and other medical personnel to breach national standards including on site physicians have participated in interrogations and by assisting in force feeding. also the report found that military medical training lacks ethical grounding for doctors to protect human rights. the report comes months after president obama reiterated his promise to close down the prison. >> the pentagon is trying to manage the situation as best as they can. but i think all of us should reflect on why exactly are we doing this? >> reporter: the president's renewed effort
Al Jazeera America
Nov 26, 2013 5:00pm EST
from guantanamo bay before he will sign the u.s. security packet. karzi's demands are prompting threats from the u.s. to withdraw all of its forces after 2014. >>> an overloaded sail boyt carrying people from haiti overturned in the bahamas. video released by the u.s. coast guard shows about 100 haitians clinging to a boat, believed to have capitalsized after it struck a reef in rough water. about 110 people have been rescued so far including 19 women. and those are the headlines of this hour. tony harris. more news. "inside story" is next. >> the u.s. plays hardball with hamid karzai. sign the troop deal or we are out. i am ray suarez. >> that's the insi"inside story" >> america's longest war is almost over, but the transition to the next phase in the u.s.-afghanistan relationship involves a difficult diplomatic dance. the united states negotiated a deal called "the bilateral security accord" which would keep most troops in the country when nato's 75,000 leave next year. the deal hit a signnag. afghan president karzai presented a new last-minute set of demands. on this edition of "insi
Al Jazeera America
Nov 28, 2013 5:00pm EST
for insurance. >>> lighting of the national menorah at the white house. u.s. air force band taking part in that celebration. >>> it's looking like black friday already. now there is a chance of bargains. major retailers opening their doors today to kick off the holiday shopping season on one y early. for information on news around the world go to www.aljazeera.com. until then, happy thanksgiving, and happe happy hanukkah. >> it's thanksgiving, and perhaps you're washing counsel your turkey and stuffing with a nice handcrafted american beer. millions are enjoying flavors and styles made by the industry on the rise here. i'm ray suarez. the american craft brewing is ththe "inside story." >> there is little known american industry boiling with growth, creating jobs and frothing with potential. we're talking about american craft beer. not in more than a hundred years has there been as many production breweries as there are today. as consumers search for new flavors, coor's and budweiser, the handmade beers brewed across the country are generating billions of dollars in retail sales. now com
Al Jazeera America
Nov 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
program, iran and six world powers including the u.s. are at the table in geneva. if all goes well this could set the stage for nuclear disarmament. inside story is coming up next, for news updates from around the world, head to aljazeera.com. warm street is all a bitter over twitter, just because you tweet doesn't mean you will geoff it. the ins and outs of the i.p.o. game, is tonight's inside story. hello. when the opening bell rang on wall street today, twitter insiders became multimillionaires in an instant. there are 230 active users so the offering price each tweeter is worth $78 but of course that's not how it works. tonight, we will explore the high stakes high profile world of the i.p.o., but first, this background. >> twitter is the web's micro blogging and social networking phenom, internet suffers log on to read, post, and share their thoughts. the more than 230 million users colludes heads of state. >> there you go, my tweet has been posted. that's what i'm talking about. >> countless celebrities. and political activists. some that even started a revolution all with an
Al Jazeera America
Nov 27, 2013 11:30am EST
of demands. it was during a last-minute meeting with u.s. national security advisor susan rice that karzi insisted the u.s. would need to start peace talks with the taliban and release 17 after gangs from guantanamo bay before the bilateral security agreement got his signature. over. >> if the agreement isn't signed promptly, what i said to the president is we would have no choice. we would be compelled by necessity, not by our preference, to have to begin to plan for the prospect that we will not be able to to keep our troops here because they will not be invited because the bsa will not have been signed. then the nature of our partnership and the investments difficult. >> the meeting with rice came one day after the afghan liter surprised both countries by delaying the bsa's package into law despite nods of approval from the loya jirga's assembly whose endorsement he sought for a long timi a long time. tra tra . >>> a loya juryin whether or n whether to give the immunity or not. >> he said he shouldn't sign it. his suggestionsor in april's national election should. he also told the loya
Al Jazeera America
Nov 30, 2013 11:30am EST
with u.s. airways making american the largest carrier in the country. before the deal went through the justice department made american open up major hubs to smaller airlines and cut back on routes and a number of flights. on this edition of "inside story" we're going to talk about the mega merger and what it means for the flying public. the merger between american and u.s. airways is a $17 billion deal. the new american will carry 130 million passengers annually. it will operate 6700 flights to 500 destination nationwide. it will allow the new american airlines to become king of the air waives. airwaves. it must give up gates and landing slots in seven major airport including new york, los angeles, and ronald reagan washington airport in washington, d.c. those slots will go to lower cost carriers. american must now sell 104 take-off and landing slots. >> we expressed potential reduction in competition that the merger would potentially empose. >> the justice department initially blocked the deal fearing competition. but in a statement the attorney general eric holder sought to reas
Al Jazeera America
Nov 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
and things are restored to their national order. >> the u.s. is offering help for their recovery by sending marines. >> a disaster of this magnitude to quickly overrun any force, any government. what we can do is supplement the existing rotary wing lift that they already possess. >> southern china is now facing the at typhoon. streets flooded, schools have been ordered closed and fishing ports knock the down. craig, welcome to "inside story." the scene behind you is about entirely black. given the interruption of all power, does all relief stop when it gets dark? >> reporter: cebu does have power. it does have communication, though behind me there is no evidence of that it's certainly not as lit up an it normally would be. but that's not the case of the island hardest hit in the central philippines. they're still trying to establish power and communication there is, and almost every power pole was struck and knocked over, and all they have there right now is generators, and they've got some mobile cell towers which they'll put up to try to get communication from those survivors who need to
Al Jazeera America
Nov 25, 2013 11:30am EST
america. i'm del walters. check us out 24 hours a day on www.aljazeera.com. if you were holding outz. hope that bipartisanship still had aerolite to play, you can give up. today the democratic leader harry reid launched the so called nuclear option and removed the minorities ability to exercise what little power it had left, to block president obama's judicial nominees. frustrated with the g.o.p.'s long list of obstructive judges and agency heads, the move by the democrats upended 225 years of senate history, and significantly alters the day-to-day operation of the upper chamber. we'll talk about it all on this edition of "inside story." but fist this background. >> the american people believe congress is broken. the american people believe the senate is broken. and i believe the american people are right. at the start of the session, harry reid made history, and called for a rule change that would allow an up or down vote or judicial nominations and executive decisions. >> the change would ensure nominations and up or down vote, on confirmation. yes, no. the rule change will ma
Al Jazeera America
Nov 12, 2013 11:30am EST
"inside story" is next. and check us out 24 hours a day on aljazeera.com. ♪ >> the aftermath and suffering gripping the philippines tonight in the wake of typhoon haiyan. the most devastating and lethal storm in decades. that's the "inside story." >> hello, i'm ray suarez. typhoon haiyan could end up being the deadliest storm in the philippines. it pushed a wall of water 2 stories high as it stumped through the islands. the coastal town was toast totally wiped out and projection 10,000 people may be dead nationwide. on this edition of "inside story" we'll take you to the philippines for the latest on the aftermath and recovery efforts and we'll be joined by the ambassador to the philippines of the united states. >>> whole families lay in the rubble, survivors looking for scraps. it looks like a war zone. this is the condition of towns across the philippines as typhoon haiyan slam through the island in record-breaking force. >> everything is destroyed. everything is gone. the only thing left are our clothes and my child. >> i'm asking for help because i no longer have a home.
Al Jazeera America
Nov 8, 2013 11:30am EST
2015. joining us now from chicago, and the is author of canes way to wealth. from syracuse, mark schafer a social media and business consultant, and the awe tor of the dow of twitter. and from new york city, a reporter for the wall street journal heard on the street column, she focused on media and telecommunications. miriam who is buying twitter stock? who is the type of investor? >> well, it's not just your regular ma and pa investor, because there aren't that many shares of a highly -- allocated i.p.o. to go around. so it is you are seeing a lot of big hedge fund investors a lot of big institutional investor whose are getting claim to the first shares that are entering the market in the ipo. >> and mark schafer what draws an investor to go after something like twitter. >> well, i think the extraordinary thing that twitter has done and it is so difficult is they have dominated a niche, and i think that's very attractive for investors. they have monopolized their little piece of the web, and as their leaders have said, they are projecting that right now, only 10% of the potentia
Al Jazeera America
Nov 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
report. here is that report. the jobless rate rose, but the u.s. government added 204,000 jobs to thei204--showscompanies. tony harris from new york, with the headlines. inside story is next on al jazeera america. >> a global food challenge of emention proportion could confront humanity as the earth heats up, but there are new solutions in tonight's "inside story." >> hello, today there are nearly a billion people who don't have enough to eat or who face food insecurity. by 2050 with 9 billion people in the world, the climate change and challenges will multi my, my. tonight what is being done and tonight what can be done to feed the plant. climate change is expected to change many things but a particular threat comes to the food we grow. projections suggest global food productions could decline. this is according to a summary for the u.n.'s governmental panel of climate change. the next report is due out in march. the next report is expected to show how need for food will ri rise. bankruptcy among farmers from water shortages and other disruptions. infrastructure and ecosystem failures fr
Al Jazeera America
Nov 26, 2013 11:30am EST
will curtail it's uranium enrichment program. in exchange the u.s. will release $7 billion worth of frozen assets. secretary kerry said any deal is fragile, and iran must keep up its end of the bargain. >> this is not going to change overnight. we have a long building process to engage in here. we need to put to test iran's words and intentions without any cobwebs, without any false assumptions, without any illusions. this is a hard road. >> reporter: top temperature low mats flew to geneva to say what appear to be stalled talks. the p 5 plus one. that's six world powers including the united states, france, britain, germany, china and russia agree that iran will temporarily leave uranium enrichment to above 5%, permit daily monitoring by international inspectors, halt construction of the iraq heavy water reactor. iran's new president a hassan rouhani, welcome the agreement and say he saw it as an affirmation as the country's right to enrich uranium. >> iran will continue it's enrichment. therefore i announce to the people of iran that enrichment will continue in the same way as bef
Al Jazeera America
Nov 23, 2013 5:00pm EST
tomorrow. thousands of pakistanis rallied to an end to u.s. drone strikes, blocking one of two main roads for supplies into afghanistan. >> north korean confirms that it has detained an american. no name has been given the the family of 85-year-old merrill newman says he's been held since october. >> in honduras, the presidential election is set for tomorrow. the race is racer thin. the wife of ousted leader manuel zelaya is running against the head of the ruling national party and is dominated by the soring crime rate. >> the bones said to be those of st. peter will be an display for the first time. they are kept in an urn in the papal palace. >> "inside story" is next, those are the headlines but you can find us online at aljazeera.com. have a great day. sh the day-to-day operation of the upper chamber. we'll talk about it all on this edition of "inside story." but fist this background. >> the american people believe congress is broken. the american people believe the senate is broken. and i believe the american people are right. at the start of the session, harry reid made history, an
Al Jazeera America
Nov 9, 2013 11:30am EST
a daunting task ahead of us. today we have about 1 billion people who are suffering from malnutrition, and we talk about the fact that we're growing community. we're going to have 9.7 billion people on the earth. what is required we have to produce 70% more food than we have today. that eternal won't come easy. >> attendees range from ncos to ngos. one area of focus innovation the usa u.s. is employing now to feed the planet . >> roger shaw, for international development cited new crops and new technologies that are making a difference. >> after a number of years of persistent focus feed the nurture reaches 7 million farmers in more than 19 countries around the world. >> since the inception of the feed the future program in 2009 the agency has focused on encouraging innovations with populations with limited resources. >> these kinds of new science-based products including new tradition butter product that we're distributing to every family and products that we're delivering to families in the horn of africa will very rapidly resuscitate children. it is why during famine and crisis that it use
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 5:00pm EST
, filibustering has been used to mark many of his judicial nominees senates voted to change the rules now only 51 votes will be needed. rather than 60 to approval judicial posts. delegates from iran and six world powers are back on the negotiating table at this hour, they are said to be reviewing a draft, at the preliminary deal to curb iran's nuclear program. afghan president is urging his country's tribal leaders to approval a security agreement with the united states. that despite the miss trust on both sides. he claims. if a deal is approved some american troops would stay in afghanistan after 2014, and a jury in california has just awarded apple $290 million in the retrial of a patent enfringement case against samsung. the original verdict has given apple more than $1 billion in damages, samsung was found guilty of copying several features from the i-phone. and those are the headlines at this hour. inside story is next on al jazeera america. when you kept get your way, again and again. go nuclear. if you were holding outz. hope that bipartisanship still had aerolite to play, you can give up.
Al Jazeera America
Nov 22, 2013 11:30am EST
with us, instead to confirm vacancies that need to be filled. which we have been doing. this rule change has gone from being a threat to an annual threat, now to a quarterly threat. how many times have we been threatened? do what i say, or we'll break the rules to change the rules. confirm everybody, 100%. let me say we are not interested in having a gun put to our heads any longer. >> in the end, after several procedure moves -. >> the rules were changed. just a few hours after the senate made history, the president went to the briefing room. noting that both he and his vie president the former members of the senate, stressed his respect for the body's traditions, however. >> the american people's business is far too important to keep falling prey day after day to washington politics. we both value any senate's duty to advice and consent. it's important. and we take that very seriously. but -- a few now refuse to treat that duty of advise and consent with the respect that it deserves. it's no longer used in a responsible way to govern. it's rather used as a reckless and relentless tool
Al Jazeera America
Nov 14, 2013 5:00pm EST
department made of the new soon to be megacarrier american airlines. in order to become one with us airways in a multibillion dollars deal, american must agree to open up major hubs to smaller airline carriers, cut back on roots and the number of flights, in an age of fees and baggage costs and expensive no frills tickets what will the future of air travel look like you to you the son caller as the new american airlines takes on. the americaner between america and u.s. airways is a $17 billion deal. it would carry 100 million passengers annually. it will. the justice department announced the settlement that will allow the new american airlines to become the king of the airways. in the agreement, the air land must give up gates and landing slots including new york, los angeles, and ronald ragan washington national airport. washington, d.c. at ragan airport, american must now sold 104 landoff and taking slots. >> we have expressed the concerns that the merger would potentially impose. >> the justice department initially blocked the deal, fearing it would hurt competition. and after securing c
Al Jazeera America
Nov 16, 2013 11:30am EST
. >> reporter: john kerry's plea for understanding comes day after the u.s. iran and high-powered diplomats from china, russia, britain, germany and france were at the table. they met in geneva for talks. the summit aimed as controlling iran's nuclear capabilities in exchange for easing sanctions. the first such talks involving the u.s. in nearly a decade. the u.s. and its allies saw tougher terms for iran and it's nuclear program especially the iraq heavy water plant. iran insists the plant is only for educationalled a domestic energy purposes but in the end the talks fell apart. >> france had hoped to reach an agreement during the iran nuclear talks. the talks here in geneva allowed us to make progress however we cannot reach an agreement because there are problems that need to be tackled. we'll surely tell you that our political directors will meet, then ministers, and we hope at that time to include an agreement. >> reporter: most delegations blame france, but kerry shifts it to iran. >> there was unity, but at that moment they were not able to accept that particular agreement. >> reporter:
Al Jazeera America
Nov 29, 2013 11:30am EST
i i am del walters. "inside story" is next. always check us out at aljazeera.com. story." story." >> there is little known >> there is little known american industry boiling with american industry boiling with growth, creating jobs and growth, creating jobs and frothing with potential. frothing with potential. we're talking about american we're talking about american craft beer. craft beer. not in more than a hundred years not in more than a hundred years has there been as many has there been as many production breweries as there production breweries as there are today. are today. as consumers search as consumers search for new for new flavors, coor's and budweiser, flavors, coor's and budweiser, the handmade beers brewed across the handmade beers brewed across the country are generating the country are generating billions of dollars in retail billions of dollars in retail sales. sales. now comes word that a kansas now comes word that a kansas city icon boulevard brewing has city icon boulevard brewing has been sold to a huge belgium been sold to a huge belgium brewer, and some
Al Jazeera America
Nov 30, 2013 5:00pm EST
to neat with merrill newman today. it comes as the u.s. is calling for the 85-year-old's release due to health and anal. north korea today released a video tape shot on november 9th shoeg merrill newman apoll chising for his role -- apologising sfor his role in the korean war. >> protests turned deadly, one killed and others hurt when gunshots from fired. >> 35 protesters in kiev arrested. they were demonstrating at independence square. police entered the crowds, swinging batons. protesters want the government to sign an agreement strengthening their relationship with pt european union. >> syria war has caused 2.2 million to flee to other countries. halve are children. i'm jonathan betz. for more go to aljazeera.com. beer. 200 million barrels are brewed in the u.s. annually. but not all beer is the same. craft beer is not your father's suddens. craft does not belong in your red to go cup. you don't chuck, you sip, you savor it. >> i love craft beer because it is very delicious, and it is constantly evolving, and it has many different behavior flavors, and i feel that i'm i'm constan
Al Jazeera America
Nov 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
the right to hire his own staff. the decision comes after ford admitted to using crack cocaine. >>> a change to the affordable care act passed the house today. the bill would allow people to keep their current coverage and also allow them to buy outside obamacare exchanges. >>> and japan's newest ambassador from the united states, caroline kennedy, is now in tokyo. she said she's proud to carry on the public service legacy of her father, late president john f. kennedy. she's the first woman to serve in the post. if you like the latest information on any of the stories from this news hour we invite to you head over to our website at www.aljazeera.com. once again www.aljazeera.com. "inside story" is next on al jazeera america. >> the talks with iran over talks of its nuclear program is tricky enough. [ "inside story." >> hello, i'm ray suarez. it didn't take long for the finger pointing to begin after talks collapsed in geneva this week. iran insisted it was negotiating and progress had been made. the secretary of state john kerry, on the other hand, said iran couldn't agree to terms. it's jus
Al Jazeera America
Nov 18, 2013 5:00pm EST
is slowly trickling to the hardest hit and most remote parts of the island nation. helicopters from the u.s. navy aircraft carrier george washington have been dropping supplies to isolated communities in and around tacloban, the city most damaged by the super typhoon. it's a mounting humanitarian crisis. millions are living in tent cities, and the government is beginning to face criticism for slow response. >> search waiting to help us, to help get our people situated in a better situation as quickly as possible. >> reporter: the united nations estimate 13 million people are affected by the typhoon. 4 million have been displaced. when the storm hit the u.n. asked $3.1 million in aid to the philippines. as of the weekend only $72 million of that has been given. the u.s. just announced an additional $10 million in relief aid brings the american government commitment to $37 million. nearly 9,000 u.s. troops are supporting operations in the philippines where the united states was the colonial power for half a century. the navy has delivered 626,000 pounds of relief supplies. the powerful pictur
Al Jazeera America
Nov 19, 2013 11:30am EST
"inside story" is next. check us out 24 hours a day on aljazeera.com. wall street, positive territory right now. ♪ as americans open their wallets for the cause, the best practices of giving is the "inside story." >> the sheer scope of the disaster in the philippines is hard to imagine. thon edition of inside story we're going to talk about the long haul and the best way to help the victims and the government of the philippines to rebuild after haiyan. is it cash or physical aid or a combination of the two? we'll look to recent natural disasters such as hurricane katrina and the earthquake in haiti as a guide. but first a look at the recoverly effort. >> it's been 11 days since haiyan hit the country with record force. survivors continue to wait for the basics, food, water, and medicine. >> our situation here is not so good. it smells bad. it's hot, and it's very cold at night. there is also a shortage of food. >> reporter: aid is slowly trickling to the hardest hit and most remote parts of the island nation. helicopters from the u.s. navy aircraft carrier george washingto
Al Jazeera America
Nov 20, 2013 11:30am EST
journalism, holding america's leaders accountable and reminding us that our freedom as a nation rests on the freedom of the press. when ben retired it was put into a poem. oh rare ben bradlee his reign has ceased but his nation standings, its strength increased. and i also indicated to ben, he can pull off those shirts, and i can't. [ laughter ] >> he always looks so cool in them. [ laughter ] >> early in oprah winfrey's career, her bosses told her she should change her name to susie. [ laughter ] >> i have to pause here to say, i got the same advice. [ laughter ] >> they didn't say i should be named susie, but they suggested i should change my name. [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> people can relate to susie that's what they said. it turned out, surprisingly that people can relate to oprah just fine. in more than 4500 episodes of her show, her message was always you can. you can do, and you can be, and you can grow, and it can be better, and she was living proof, rising from a childhood of poverty and abuse to the pinnacle of the entertainment universe, but even with 40 emmies the distin
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 11:30am EDT
always, check us out 24 hours a day on aljazeera.com. "inside story." hello, i'm libby casey. the capitol has been buzzing with high profile congressional hearings on nsa surveillance and the problems with the dare's rollout. in the halls of congress there's a heavy weight lobbying campaign under way to push comprehensive immigration reform. it's week applied by the chamber of commerce is forward.u.s. among others. it's a group founded by facebook's mark zuker berg. >> house democrats introduced their reform. we'll talk with congressman jeff denham, the first republican to join with democrats as a bill respond sore. >> president obama spoke to a room full of advocates at the white house on thursday in hopes of bringing the senate's im grayings bill back into the -- immigration bill back into the spot light. >> it doesn't make sense to have 11 million people in this country illegally an incentive to come out of the shadows, get right with the law, meet their responsibilities and permit ahead. >> the border security you economic opportunity and immigration modernisation act pas
Al Jazeera America
Nov 23, 2013 11:30am EST
's the "inside story." ♪ >> hello, thanks for joining us for this edition of inside story. speaker of the house john boehner said it this wing. immigration reform is not dead in the house of representatives. but, he says, comprehensive, sweeping reform tied up in one big package is not going to happen. with only eight days left on the legislative calendar before congress breaks for the holidays this issue moves until 2014 an election year. on this edition of "inside story" we'll dig into the immigration issue in detail, the dueling goals and legislative strategies. but first this background. >> immigration reform dead? absolutely not. i've made clear going back to the day after the last election in 2012 that it was time for congress to deal with this iss issue. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner spoke optimistically about the issue of immigration reform thursday, however he didn't offer a deadline. >> i was encouraged that the president said he wouldn't stand in the way of a step-by-step immigration reform. as you know that's the approach the house republicans have tak taken. there are peo
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 3:30am EST
with a boost in funding and mandatory use of force training. a pathway to citizenship, establishing a 13-year pathway to citizen ship and includes security benchmark before they can get a green card. it increases high tech and low-skilled worker visas, requiring a workplace verification system. and law enforcement. detailing protection for workers and refugees, and what happens if an immigrant breaks the law. a poll conducted by a university a month after the bill found that 64% of americans supported the reforms. and 31% did not. on the heels of a government shutdown health care exchange errors and a string of revelations on nsa wire tapping of foreign allies - the push for a vote has been tossed on to washington's backburner. but special interest groups are rallying to reverse that, and national alliance of more than 600 business and conservative leaders from around the country begin a lobbying effort at the chamber of commerce hosting a pan 'em discussion on the bill's potential economic impact. they met with 150 house republicans on the fence. the congressal hispanic caucus is pushing for
Al Jazeera America
Nov 11, 2013 11:30am EST
it could be years before it's used for mass organ production. we continue to watch washington awaiting word from the president on this vet's day. we go to break. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? consider this... antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. >> what do you think? >> stories that matter to you consider this unconventional wisdom. weeknights 10 eastern on al jazeera america >> audiences are intelligent and they know that their >> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm del walters in new york city where we continue our coverage of the veteran's day observances around the nation on this veteran's day 2013. mike viqueira at the white house, mike, unusual this year in the sense of two things. the command center chief over the last few terms has not been a veteran of any war, and correct me if i'm wrong, didn't the last world war ii veteran pass away this year? >> well, the last world war i veteran, i b
Al Jazeera America
Nov 7, 2013 11:30am EST
. a look at what election 2013 tells us about the future. tonight on inside story. >> hello, i'm frank se sno. the ing goes all is politics, but the national implications are to be found in the political tea leaves. in virginia, a brass knuckle campaign brought terry mcauliffe to the governor's mansion, and in new jersey, republican governor chris christie raised his national profile with a landslide victory. did he surprisingly well with women, independents, moderates and minority voters. >>> and in colorado voters rejected a major tax increase for schools but voted for a tax to regulate it's new marijuana market. tonight on inside story we're going to search the results for clues to where the country is headed politically. first this background. >> in virginia it was a photo finish in the race for governor. businessman and former democratic national committee chairman terry mcauliffe eked out a victory against attorney general ken cuccinelli winning by a mere two and a half percentage points. the federal shut down may have had an impact. after the 16-day stretch polls showed cuccinelli
Al Jazeera America
Nov 13, 2013 5:00pm EST
'i became the 15th state in the u.s. to recognize same-sex marriage on wednesday. [applause] approved in the state senate and signed by democratic governor neil abercrombie. it overrules the limitation of marriage on the island state. >> we stand on the principles of equality and justice and liberty for all mostly we stand on the principle that all marriages are now equal. >> reporter: earlier this month illinois' legislature also passed the same-sex marriage bill. now it's in the hand of democratic governor pat quinn, who is expected to sign the measure into law soon. >> at the end of the day all we're talking about is treating each family with the same equal law. >> reporter: in october new jersey's supreme court unanimously decided it would begin recognizing same-sex marriages, too, rejecting appeals to delay the position. >> marriages are equal in new jersey? >> reporter: a move where governor chris christie dropped his opposition. a statement from his office:these three latest join a growing list of states in the midst of changes to marriage law. today 15 states plus the direct d
Al Jazeera America
Nov 19, 2013 5:00pm EST
of the in the, and some u.s. lawmakers are pushing for tougher sanctions against iran. >>> 23 people were killed in suicide attacks. al-qaeda said it was behind the blast. rescuers are still digging through the devastation in illinois as dozens of neighborhoods are leveled by tornadoes. eight people were killed early this week and hundreds of thousands are still without power. an investigation into a deadly attack in the home of a virginia state senator who was injured this morning. hihis son was found dead. >> those are your headlines inside story is next. >> president obama has got a bad case of the aca blues. the prospects for changing the tune and the tone in his second term. that's the "inside story." >> hello, i'm ray suarez. more than three years more than a thousand daze left in the obama presidency. despite the wobbly roll out of the affordable care act its way, way too early to predict how it will all turn out. but a new poll in the "washington post" said 70% of americans now think the country is on the wrong track. 53% believe the president is not a strong leader. on this addition of
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 5:00pm EDT
investigate the phone tapping of chancellor angela merkel. he called the actions of the u.s. government, quote, harmfulings and offered to visit germany to help in its investigation. those are the headlines. i'm tony harris in new york. al jazeera. >> fully engaged or left out of the loop. when things go wrong what is president obama's approach, and is it working? you're watching inside story from washington. >> hello, i'm libby casey. a familiar theme played out in washington this week as bad news circled the white house, and the critics took their shots, fair and unfair at president obama and his administration. but by any viewing this was not a good week for the president. second terms always have their rough patches but history shows they can be overcomed and mr. mr. obama has never shied from a crisis. however the usually hands-on president seemed unaware of problems, and in one case just plain left out of the loop. what is a leader looking towards a legacy to do about it? >> as software glitches on the affordable care act website persist, and allied nation phone following comes to line.
Al Jazeera America
Nov 13, 2013 11:30am EST
respectfully to lead us and let hoe land anpoland and warsaw bee where we truly cared to stop this madness. >> reporter: ranks the philippines ninth among the countries most vulnerable to climate change worldwide. other low-lying countries struggling to develop, bangladesh , sierra leone and haiti topped the risk as sea levels threaten their very existence. there has not been a new global pact since the kyoto agreement, but the carbon reduction standards were never ratified. there is little hope for a breakthrough in warsaw. in 2009 the same global gathering of countries failed to reach a comprehensive or binding deal. some of the world's poorest people are likely future storm victims in placing like bangladesh, india and the philippines. >> joining us from the philippines is lou sees sarin sarin--lucille saring. thank you for joining us, i know it's late where you are. chance your commission experiencing events like typhoon haiyan. >> we actually had early warning days before, the typhoon was being monitored by our meteorological office. but after we were all in shock, we were all have --
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 11:30am EDT
. >> laura, weigh in on this and give us context. >> well, i would like to because i think there is something important to say about the shutdown argument. yes it is true that the president was doing better than the republicans, but i don't think that we can say that he was doing well. he also lost support during that shutdown debate. while the american people do blame the republicans for the shutdown, what we also see is that they are aren't all that impressed with the president's leadership to bring together some sort of compromise ordeal or resolution more quickly than he had. i also think an historic perspective, you realize that all presidents lose support over the course of their terms, the only exception is ronald reagan and bill clinton. to see the president in all fairness, he's more the norm than the exception. >> is the problem perception the american public saying who is in control? who is unking things? or is it fundamental in terms of the nsa, the spying, also healthcare, is it fundamental in terms of who actually is in control? >> i think it's a combination. presidents really h
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